Women officers ensure smooth conduct of Sultanpur Lodhi’s grand events
(HNI BUREAU) : Three women officers who occupy top key posts in the administration have ensured the successful and smooth conduct of mega-event of 551st Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji here, especially amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal, SSP Kanwardeep Kaur and SDM Sultanpur Lodhi Charumita along with a team of administration left no stone unturned to ensure effective planning of security, traffic, crowd management, drinking water facility, washroom and other basic amenities for more than 4 lakh devotees in holy city during the event.
For the last 10 days, trio officers were on the field and constantly monitoring the grand celebrations of the Parkash Purab by camping in the city.
Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal, a 2011-batch IAS officer, said that this time, we were facing an unprecedented health crisis in the form of Covid pandemic and there was an uphill challenge to ensure strict adherence to Covid protocols during the massive congregation here.
She said that 50000 masks were distributed during today’s event and 50-hand wash kiosks and sanitization were set up to prevent the spread of Covid besides Covid testing was also carried out vigorously.
Lauding the contribution of every officer, the Deputy Commissioner said that all have done a commendable job for the successful organization of the program.
SSP Kanwardeep Kaur, a 2013-batch IPS officer, who has recently joined Kapurthala, said that more than 2000 cops were deployed to keep round the clock vigil besides CCTV cameras were also installed besides special checking teams were also formed.
She said that for the traffic management, six parking lots were set up on all the roads leading to Sultanpur Lodhi for devotees.
SDM Charumita, a 2013-batch PCS Officer who was a key member of the team constituted for the events, said that ensuring cleanliness was one of biggest task amid heavy footfall of the devotees and the task managed with the help of more than 550 Safai Sewaks from adjoining Municipal councils like Adampur, Bhogpur, Shahkot, Nakodar, Tanda, Dasuya, Nadala and others.